WASHINGTON (AP) — Science took a beating in the political arena this past week as President Donald Trump sowed confusion about Hurricane Dorian's path and Democratic presidential candidates rang false alarms about the air we breathe.

Trump found himself contradicted by his government's own meteorologists when he warned of danger to Alabama, then spent days defending his outlier forecast. By week's end, curiosity over who had drawn a loop on a weather map played out alongside life-shaping questions about who should, and shouldn't, flee the storm.

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